Our goopy ghost looked very hard
To find a wee leprechaun guard.
At last, through the trees,
The ghost heard a sneeze.
A leprechaun couldn't be far!
(The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick's Day)
Goopy's St. Patrick party comes with an invitation for everyone to make wishes come true, then celebrate tasks done.
Make Wishes Come True
Ready to Ramble? Wishes strengthen attachments to the present. They drag attention away from disturbing worries and help achieve goals. Why wonder when we can discover ghosts' hidden truths to ponder?
All the Angles? Pursuing goals sparks vibrancy. Goopy's fascinating exploits have life-enhancing opportunities. The uniqueness opens new possibilities. Success requires calm moves against everyday fears.
Shore Leave? Pleasure makes everyone aware of feelings of the moment. Alertness heightens with each Goopy visit. Outer consequences squelch boredom. They lead to deeper understandings.
Invitation for Everyone
Loud and Clear? Embracing and conquering fears of the unknown build knowledge, accomplishment and experience. Goopy gets kids thinking and behaving like a ghost to avoid hidden problems.
Working Order? Doers do not need to start out as professionals to become experts. Experimentation is not an exact science. Exposed secrets conjure up pleasure and lead to greater concepts.
Go with the Flow? Dream sequences carry folks from beginning to advanced expertise and understanding. Keeping progress secret adds mystery, letting others play along in harmless fun for a while.
Celebrate Tasks Done
Behind the Music? Involve friends and family in exploring work by this Holiday Ghost. Findings may lead to a super level of consciousness and stump paranormal researchers. Nobody will be bored.
Higher Ground? Adventurers gather memories while scaring up fun tales on land or water. Their stories thrill listeners and bring feedback from fans across generations. Nobody may venture as far alone.
Cut Above? Goopy is humbled. Due respect rises from good deeds and credit owed to heroic friends. Selfless concern leads to social, economic and environmental benefit for everyone to live and relive.
Work and Play
Master Stroke? Ghost activity has no time table, time block or fixed schedule. Experimentation may lead to new purpose. Society may be served and payment received for testing or finding results.
Lunar Cycle? High-rising and low-hanging stars rise with selfless missions. Helping others beats finding pots of gold. Memorable relationships develop as Goopy saves the leprechaun from the thieves' trap.
Focus Group? Everyone is touched by problems of others. People have a great sense for suffering. Nobody should be left behind in the whirl of daily clutter. Inquiries may lead to social welfare solutions.
Create Life Lessons
About Face? Discoveries may seem other-worldly. Orange ghostly pumpkin goop may encourage helpful explorations into other substances shed by ghosts. Head trips can be done without leaving home.
VA-VA-VOOM Service? Ghosts teach the importance of time management. They appear briefly. Children live and relive the thrill of Goopy's appearances. Their imaginations grow with each encounter.
Beach Day? Goopy is not just about wishful thinking. Leprechaun parties, Irish limericks and sweet nothings aside, he stays to complete unfinished business. Nobody will confuse belief with desire.
Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick's Day
Put on Some Green!
Enjoy the fun Irish scenes and Irish limerick verse in this video. The book is written entirely in Irish limerick verse. There would be no Emerald Isle without Limerick, the county in Ireland for which this rhyming style is named. Video transcript:
This ghost is of Irish descent
and partying temperament.
Though his luck got sent
to this little gent,
he'll celebrate rather than vent.
Although these words are not from The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick's Day book, the illustrations in the video are taken from that story. Limericks enhance creative thinking for kids and adults. Happy St. Patrick's Day from your fantastical friend! (42 seconds)